Posts Tagged "Sports"

Japanese sports teacher beats boy in YouTube video

A video showing a volleyball coach slapping a schoolboy is the latest example of brutality to tarnish Japanese sport
A video showing a volleyball coach slapping a schoolboy is the latest example of brutality to tarnish Japanese sport
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A video showing a volleyball coach repeatedly slapping a schoolboy — just days after Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympics — is the latest example of brutality to tarnish Japanese sport.

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Lance Armstrong’s lies revealed in Gibney film

Director Alex Gibney speaks on September 9, 2013 in Toronto
Director Alex Gibney speaks on September 9, 2013 in Toronto
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A film about Lance Armstrong’s cycling comeback, shot in 2009 but shelved when his doping denials began to unravel, had its own revival Monday, offering fresh perspective on his lies.

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Tennis ace Nadal to show his poker face in Prague

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal during a press conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on February 12, 2012
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal during a press conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on February 12, 2012
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Tennis star Rafael Nadal will take part in his first live poker tournament in December, Czech media reports said Friday, after devoting himself to the game since a knee injury last summer knocked him off court for several months .

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Shooter Sodhi wins India’s top sports award

Ronjan Sodhi, pictured during the London Olympic Games, at the Royal Artillery Barracks, on August 2, 2012
Ronjan Sodhi, pictured during the London Olympic Games, at the Royal Artillery Barracks, on August 2, 2012
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Former world champion shooter Ronjan Sodhi has been named winner of India’s highest sports award after the government ignored the claims of a disgruntled discus thrower.

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Cuba-to-US paddleboarder conquers Straits of Florida

US paddleboarder Benjamin Friberg departs from Marina Hemingway on August 1, 2013 in Havana
US paddleboarder Benjamin Friberg departs from Marina Hemingway on August 1, 2013 in Havana
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A 35-year-old jazz musician laid claim Friday to being the first person to cross the treacherous Straits of Florida, separating Cuba and the United States, on a stand-up paddleboard.

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